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More than 12,000 houses and other buildings are in danger of collapsing in areas struck by powerful earthquakes last month, government officials said Saturday.

The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry has collected reports from municipalities in Kumamoto Prefecture on more than 43,000 buildings and found 12,013 of them to be “dangerous” because they could collapse due to aftershocks or other occurrences.

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